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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:40 pm

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Competitive reputation manipulation: Women strategically transmit social information about romantic rivals
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Researchers have suggested that women compete with same-sex peers using indirect social tactics. However, the specific predictors and mechanisms of this form of female intrasexual competition are less well understood. We propose that one mechanism by which women harm rivals' social opportunities is through selectively transmitting reputation-relevant social information. Moreover, we contend that this behavior is designed to undermine the romantic and social appeal of same-sex romantic rivals who are perceived to be threatening. Evidence from five studies suggests that women's dissemination of social information is strategic and reliably predicted by various cues of romantic rival threat ...
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:50 pm

So, the more a woman is attacked the higher her rivals' opinion of her?
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Post by Gord » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:32 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:So, the more a woman is attacked the higher her rivals' opinion of her?
I think it's more along the lines of, the more a woman is attacked the higher her rivals' perceived opinion of her in the eyes of others.

Probably the same way men do. If you think the opposite sex finds something attractive about a rival, then you insult that rival.
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